About Susie

Dear Parents,

My name is Zuzana, but all children call me Susie.

I am the founder of Susie's - helping you with your children since 2014 until now.

Currently I am happy mum, enjoying being on maternity leave with my two children (2 and 4 year old), and managing Susie's Babysitting when my children let me :D.

I have now 15 years of experience with children - from teaching them in nursery school, working as a babysitter or professional nanny myself. to managing Susie's and helping families to find their own babysitter. 

I have pedagogical education from United Kingdom as well as from the Czech Republic. I have worked in preschools, creches, after-school clubs and worked as a nanny for families in England, Austria and the Czech Republic. 

I lived 7 years in Englad where I worked as a Nursery Nurse (preschool teacher) in various nursery and primary schools. I also worked with small babies in crèches, different children clubs and later managed an after-school club in a primary school and England . 

Later I worked two winter seasons as a holiday nanny in Austrian ski resort (Lech am Arberg), where I had to get used to new children every week (while parents were skiing), and in some cases every day. 

After moving back to the Czech Republic I then worked in Parklane International School in a Nursery class and while working there I decided to start my own babysitting agency and run Susie's since then.

My qualifications (mostly gained in the United Kingdom):

  • Ba (Hons) in English as Foreign Language (Leeds Met University)
  • BTEC National Diploma in Early Years - Level 3. (This is a British childcare qualification for Nursery Nurses to work in nursery and primary schools).
  • Classroom Assistant Certificate (for Primary schools)
  • TEFL (Teaching English as Foreign Language) Certificate
  • First Aid Certificate
  • Other certificates from trainings related to childcare
  • Czech diploma in preschool pedagogy (Předškolní a mimoškolní pedagogika- Maturitní obor).

My personality:

I consider myself as caring, responsible and friendly person. I have never had a problem to start a new relationship with adults or children and I think I am open-minded and flexible.

Children often said about me that I can be strict but definitely also fun. In my past jobs I have been able to gain children's respect and manage well their behaviour by positive motivation as well as set rules which I adapted to the age, ability and personality of the children. I am person with great deal of respect for other people, their opinions and values and I teach children to not just respect but celebrate the differences among us. I understand each child is unique and always try to work in close partnership with parents to ensure I can provide an individual approach, best suited to your child.

How do I work:

When I work with children, I put them in the centre of my world to make sure I don't become just their carer but their friend too.

I like being with children because they make me feel as my work really matters and I love the feeling of children's excitement when I spent quality time with them. I like teaching children new things and doing fun creative activities.

Usually I am fully flexible to the family's needs and I always try to go the extra mile to make sure both children and their parents are happy. 

I am looking forward to hearing from you,
Yours Susie